"Gave it all away" as written by and Jasen Rauch....
You're here, trembling with fear
You made it clear
You turned your back and now you've gone astray
Nothing left to say
What's standing in your way?
You had the chance to never walk alone

But you gave it all away
When I needed you to stay
Just open up your arms I need you here
I can do this on my own
I got nothing left to show
Open up your arms I need you here!

Again, lying in your bed
Nightmares is in your head
Facing all that you just threw away
At the edge again
It's coming to an end
You had the chance to never walk alone

But you gave it all away
When I needed you to stay
Just open up your arms I need you here
I can do this on my own
I got nothing left to show
Open up your arms I need you
I need you, here! Here!
I need you, here! Here!

You gave it all away
I needed you to stay
Open up your arms I need you

I can do this on my own
I got nothing left to show
Open up your arms I need you here
But you gave it all away
When I needed you to stay
Just open up your arms I need you here
I can do this on my own
I got nothing left to show
Open up your arms I need you here!


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"Gave It All Away" as written by Jasen Rauch

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs to listen to even though I love them all
    carljoeon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree this song is awsome
    mike16on July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree this song is awsome
    mike16on July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLeast favorite of the cd, but still good. Sorta self explanitory.
    BrittleWingson November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually one of the only Red songs that I don't believe is about God.

    I'll try to take a stab in the dark here;

    The singer is singing to a lover, but that lover had to make a choice, to walk alone (maybe for some type of addiction--hence the "You gave it all away" and "And now you've gone astray" parts) or to stay with the singer. The lover had chosen to "walk alone" and the singer is sad at that thought. He says that he needs her with him (maybe because he's also going through some hard times in his life). It also sounds like he's explaining it as a narration;

    "Again
    Lying in your bed
    Nightmares in your head
    Facing all that you just threw away
    At the edge again
    It's coming to an end
    You had the chance to
    Never walk alone".

    This part also sounds like the lover whom had chosen to "walk alone" is having a hard time, has become depressed (to the point that she might be suicidal) and that she was losing him slowly, despite him waiting for her to come back. This could also be vice versa (meaning the roles are switched and it's the guy who choose to walk away instead of the girl).
    ShadowLove97on January 08, 2011   Link

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